Category Archives: Economic development

State of Ohio Awards $714,000 Tax Credit for Renovation of Historic Potter Davis Building in Cambridge, Ohio

An award from the state of Ohio brings a team planning on rehabilitating the century-old Potter Davis Building in downtown Cambridge one step closer to their goal. The $713,489 state historic tax credit was awarded after a competitive process. It … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Senior poverty today

In light of the Census Bureau’s recent report on the state of poverty in America– and the fact that older women experience poverty at nearly twice the rates of older men– we want to share a video about the realities … Continue reading

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6 takeaways from the Census’ report on poverty

The latest report from the US Census Bureau investigates trends in poverty across the US.

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Understanding America’s “glass floor”

Is America a meritocracy? A new study from Brookings suggests that class mobility doesn’t always have much to do with skills, intelligence, or talent.

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6 steps toward equal economic opportunity

It’s one of the greatest conundrums of our times– How can we shrink economic inequality? john powell of UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shares his insights.

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This Labor Day, reflecting on fair wages

This Labor Day, we’re reflecting on history of a fair wage.

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Social + environmental justice in LA

How can solar power serve marginalized communities? 

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Op-ed: Privatize Detroit water for the public’s benefit

Praxia Partners’ founder, Joe Recchie, and Peter Hammer, director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University, recently published an op-ed about an innovative idea to strengthen Detroit: privatize its powerful water and sewer department.

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Detroit: Beyond Bankruptcy

Last week, we shared Praxia Partners’ Joe Recchie’s innovative plan for Detroit’s water and sewer system: transfer ownership to an entity that benefits the city.

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An innovative plan to support Detroit’s recovery

While Detroit struggles with the effects of its bankruptcy, leading thinkers gathered at Wayne State University to discuss solutions. The conference, Detroit Bankruptcy & Beyond: Organizing for Change in Distressed Cities, was held last week, and Praxia Partners’ founder and … Continue reading

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